Course 4

Taught each Fall semester to second year IGERT students

The first part of the course will be largely lecture-based, led by Lloyd (Mathematics and Biomathematics) and Kuzma (Public Administration). Case studies will be team-taught, with guest lecturers drawn from a number of departments providing different disciplinary viewpoints. The second part of the course will be a mixture of lecture and computer labs, providing both theoretical and practical, hands-on experience of the processes of model development and utilization. The course will culminate with the development of models combining processes and information from different areas. An example of an integrative capstone project would be a dynamic cost-benefit analysis of the implementation of a mosquito GPM program. The biological components of the model (targeted pests, competing species and genetic control dynamics) will be integrated with dynamic models of human behavior responding to the economic and cultural changes associated with the pest control (Students with advanced knowledge of modeling techniques will serve as TAs and may give lectures, tutor or lead discussions).

Baseline learning outcomes

After completing the course, students will be able to:

Course Syllabus

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